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thanked supporters from his hospital bed next up on "action news". called the police, paramedics and the doctors. >> a police officer in folcroft is on the way to recovery after being shot one
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times he speaks out from his hospital bed, this is as family and friend give time to offer thanks. saturday night, i'm walter perez. the big story an "action news" is latest on the folcroft police office shore was shot yesterday morning. tonight five-year old officer christopher dorman is recovering at penn presbyterian hospital. "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live at folcroft city hall where a large crowd gathered to celebrate this story of survival, jeff. >> reporter: walter, dorman continues to improve, his father told us his condition has been upgraded to guarded. that came as good news to the hundreds gathered here, to thank the man who nearly gave his life. there were cheers, where there could easily have been tears. >> we need to stop, and we need to acknowledge the fact that something miraculous is happening. >> reporter: hundreds lit candles and wrote messages of support to celebrate officer chris dorman, who took seven bullets protecting his tight knit community.
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>> i started crying, you know, i know he is one of us. >> which one was it. >> reporter: for many dorman isn't just any copy was born and raised in folcroft and has volunteered as a fire fighter since he was driving. >> he was nice. he played basketball in the back. >> reporter: police say cover man was ambushed responding to a call of drug activity and flown to penn presbyterian where he underwent surgery for shock to the face, chest, leg, groin. >> he is alive. he is doing terrific. he was up ape walking, joking. >> reporter: george dorman says bullet-proof vest saved his son's life. he told the crowd his sonnies a fighter and refusing all pain medication. >> i would be hitting that little red button, every few seconds. he said take it away, i will in the do it. >> would i like to thank police. >> reporter: dorman released this video thanking those who saved him but his neighbors say they are the ones who should do the thanking for a
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man who nearly gave it all. >> just every officer out here give their life up for us every day. >> reporter: dorman was a tended a kenney chessany concert tonight and during the show at the link the country music star to acknowledge dorman but mistakenly said, he had died. there is an uproar on social media in response, folcroft police tweet todd kenney chessany he is alive and well, make this right. police arrested daunte brooks island and charged him with two counts of attempted murder and related charges. he is accused of shooting at dorman and another officer. he is being held on million-dollar bail. we are live, delaware county jeff chirico for channel six "action news". >> thanks for that update. we are following breaking news out of montgomery county, officials are on the scene after a body was discover tonight in stoney creek, which flows into the schuylkill river in norristown.
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police say that the man's body was spotted near west airy street. investigators are still trying to identify the body and determine the cause of the death. also breaking news out of germantown. police are investigating a woman's death. her body was found after fire fighters put out a fire in the 200 block of price street. when investigators arrived just before 9:00 o'clock tonight they found heavy smoke coming from the back of the house. another person was taken to einstein medical center. no further details have been released about this case and investigators believe the home was abandoned and to try to figure out how the fire started. officials from delaware county, are also investigating a fire that injured one person, tonight. the flames broke out at 7:30 tonight at a home on the 2700 block of belmont avenue right there in haverford township. it took fire crews ab hour to get this one under control. the in the end two houses were damaged. one person was taken to crozer-chester medical center with unspecified injuries. dozens of people hit the schuylkill river trail in center city to day but not for a morning run.
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they are volunteering for a watch group intended to cut down on crime that has hit that trail for the past several months. "action news" reporter trish hartman has details. >> reporter: after months of training, volunteers, started patrolling the schuylkill river trail and in an effort to keep its users safe. >> once we began to advertise that we were creating a trail watch, people just stepped up to the plate and said how can i get involved. >> reporter: start helping this week 80 volunteers in plainclothes will patrol the trail and next week organizers say they will be in uniform. >> it will be bikers, walkers, runner, pared up together. >> reporter: at the kick off badgees were handed out to people completed the training which volunteers say was the surprisingly thorough. we learned a lot about trying to pick out features in people and if we see someone quickly try to remember what they look like. >> reporter: police office hours worked the trail say extra eyes and ears will be a huge help. two weeks ago a woman had her
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face slashed in broad daylight walking on the trail. last month two incidents of indecent exposure were reported. in february, several teens were arrested and charged with assault and robbery. >> each section if we can go to and get this kind of response, it makes it so much easier for us. i cannot explain to you how, important it is to have help in the neighborhood. >> reporter: trail users we spoke with said patrol ares are a welcomed addition. >> i think it will make others feel more comfortable and make community feel safe and healthy. >> reporter: council man johnson is in talks with the department of the park and recreation about surveillance cameras in the trail. organizers hope to train even more volunteers as summer goes on. if you are interested in becoming one find a link to the trail watch web site at six abc.com. report ago long the schuylkill river trail, trish hartman for channel six "action news". moving on to the accu weather forecast and today was absolutely spectacular with bright sunshine and warm temperatures but we hope for a
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repeat tomorrow. meteorologist melissa magee is at the "action news" big board with our first check of the accu weather forecast, melissa. >> i think mother narcan deliver, tomorrow, walter. if you like today, we have more of the same on the way for the second half of our weekend here, currently in philadelphia, it is coming in at 72. seventy-one in reading. cooler in south jersey and delaware. look at these numbers at the coast. only 65 in cape may. sixty-one in millville. 67 degrees in beach haven. we have an easterly component to the wind tonight. you can see that looking at sustain wind speeds. it is calm across the region. but with that southeasterly wind it will be cooler at the coast as we get that moisture coming in off the atlantic in comparison to inland locations where it is about 5 miles there, in philadelphia so the the sunday forecast looks like this. whether you are at the shore, city, or poconos. eighty-three tomorrow at the shore. warm, breezy. eighty-nine in the city tomorrow. up in the poconos sunny and beautiful with a high temperature coming in at 80 degrees. so the humidity stays low as we take a look at what is
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ahead. is there a risk for rip currents tomorrow, at the coast, and showers and storms in the forecast as we get into early next week. we will look closer at the full and exclusive accu weather forecast, walter. >> thank you, melissa. president obama has declared a major disaster in the state of west virginia and has ordered in federal aid to help in the local recovery effort. twenty-four people are now dead as crews desperate liz searched for the missing. road that buckled, vehicles have been carried a way and some homes have been smashed. tonight, possibly 32,000 homes and businesses remain without power. meanwhile in california strong winds and dry conditions are making things difficult for fire fighters battling a a wild fire north of los angeles. at least 150 homes are gone and this fire remains entirely uncontained at this hour. it has burned 36,000 acres and one of the 17 large wild fires burning across seven states out west. british voters decision to leave european union triggered
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emergency meetings and strong sense of uncertainty this weekend. foreign minister's from the founding countries met to discuss europe's future. an on line petition is demanding a do over on the referendum vote. petition has collect more than 2 million signatures, on the official parliament web site. british lawmakers say parliament members will look into that position on tuesday. we will have much more on the vote, coming up at 1:10 tonight. a special mass tonight at saint andrews church in drexel hill. >> ♪ the church is celebrating it 100 anniversary. church members pack the pews for this wonderful service. much more to come on "action news" tonight. tomorrow marks two weeks since 49 people were killed during a night of celebration. now comes word that the victims of the the massacre in orlando will be honored with the permanent memorial. also we will show what you
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artists have on display at the manayunk arts festival. plus sad news for sixers number one draft pick, ben simmons, has cousin has been killed in the hit and run. jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back.
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man is recovering after he was rescued from a burning home in germantown. fire started at 5:00 o'clock tonight along 1500 block of
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tacoma street. when fire fighters arrived there were reports that someone was trapped inside that home. they were able to pull that man out. he is being treated for second degree burns and smoke inhalation. fire fighters got the blaze under control in 20 minutes and fire commissioner adam thiel even tweeted saying it was a great rescue. and an elderly man is dead after being hit by a train this afternoon in cherry hill, new jersey. it happened just before 4:30 atwood crest station on the 200 block of tindale street. investigators say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. patco temporarily suspended service at that station for three hours while police investigated. two people are dead and at least five injured following a shooting at a dance studio in texas. police say it started when an argument broke out at a private party at the club after midnight. fight then spilled outside where one person pulled out a gun and opened fire. by the time police arrived gunman ran off. police are investigate to go see if this was a gang related
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shooting. city officials in orlando say they will create a permanent memorial for 49 victims killed in the pulse nightclub shooting. committee will be established to oversee the process which will include input from the victim's families and the community. there is no word tonight on precisely where the memorial will be placed or when it will be dedicated. the june 12th massacre was the worst mass shooting in modern american history. it has been five months since a man was murdered after being shot more than a dozen times and tonight his grieving mother is sharing her son's dying word with the hope that someone will come forward to help find his killer. here is rick williams with tonight's crime fighters report. >> reporter: julio robbins, remembers her son james walke, the third, fondly. >> he was a special young man, lovable, outing. >> reporter: on tuesday february 23rd, robbins says her son told her that he was heading out, that afternoon around 2:00 o'clock. >> he had went to germantown
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meet a friend at wayne and seymore street. >> reporter: but he said that friend never showed up. >> so james, started to walk down seymore street, westbound, and someone was waiting for him at seymore and royal street. >> reporter: robin says that someone approached walke. >> the guy pulled out a pistol and started firing at james and chased james across the street. james fell. the guy, the shooter, shot him 12 times. >> reporter: robin says neighbor heard her son pleading for his life. >> the neighbors said my son kept saying i didn't do it man. he had his hand up trying to tell the shooter. he was definitely set up. really set up. >> reporter: twenty-eight year-old died a short time later at the hospital. he leaves behind two sons age eight and nine. >> i could see it in their eyes how much they miss their dad and how much i miss my
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son. >> reporter: the city of philadelphia is offering a $0,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. all you have to does call the citizens crime commission at 215-546-tips. all calls remain anonymous. >> it has like really tore my family apart. >> reporter: for crime fighters i'm rick williams for channel six "action news". i survived breast cancer. if the doctors hadn't caught it early i might not be sitting here. so i'm outraged that pat toomey voted to defund planned parenthood...
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hundreds of artists are showcasing their work on the sidewalks of manayunk. twenty-seventh annual manayunk arts festival kick off today, nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers and designers are expect to visit main street before the event wraps up tomorrow. those who showed up today got a chance to meet the "action news" team including sharrie williams and gray hall i do believe meteorologist melissa magee was there as well. >> and walter. >> arts festival continues tomorrow, until 6:00 p.m. time for a check of the forecast. it was nice being out there with the folks. it was fantastic. >> we had fun, flight weather. >> we did, thank you. >> low humidity. it stays that way. >> yes, we had shade. >> the shade was very helpful. >> yes. >> we will show you what is going on, storm tracker six live double scan radar. it is dry. no issues with precipitation. it has been dry for some time. we will show you the picture outside sky six live in hd, looking at penns landing, you can see, mushulu there and we have comfortable conditions.
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we have mostly clear sky across the delaware and lehigh valleys. it stays quiet in the second half of our weekend. so the drought monitor across the northeast and mid-atlantic looks like this. we've got moderate dry conditions across areas, in coastal maine, also into new england. and into northern new jersey, new york, and long island, as well as dry here in philadelphia. but we do have a shot of finding some precipitation as we get into early next week with a threat of showers and storms, and in the near term, it was sunny and dry today, it stays that way as we get into sunday as well. seventy-two currently in philadelphia after a high of 88 degrees today. seventy-five in allentown. seventy-four in the poconos. at the coast in beach haven coming in at 67 degrees. sixty-one in millville. and 67 degrees in dover. we've got an easterly component to our wind tonight. we will get that moisture coming off the atlantic. it does have an impact on the temperatures and in comparison to inland locations, that will be the case once again tomorrow. and the humidity has been quite low, dew point numbers
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for majority of the day of been in the mid to lower 50's but we have been seeing moisture off the ocean. 63-degree dew point in cape may. you can feel the moisture in dover. for the most part humidity will stay in check sunday as well. here's satellite six with action radar. we have clear skies from new england across the mid-atlantic region as well thanks to the dominating ridge of high pressure. the storms stay suppressed to the north and west and to the south tonight. so over the next 12 hours, mostly clear, seasonal, dropping down to 59, in the suburbs and 64 degrees in the philadelphia for overnight low. weekend warmth continues, sunny and dry for us on sunday, high temperature maxing out in philadelphia a, close to 90 degrees, average for us this time of the year is 85. we have been well above that. if you are traveling down the shore not a bad beach day. plenty of sunshine. breezy. high temperature coming in at 78. ocean temperature at 68 degrees. something to keep in mind is there a moderate risk for rip
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current. good idea to whim where life guard are, on duty and where they are present as we get the in to sunday. up north of philadelphia, up in the poconos not a bad day, bright and sunny, warm, we're coming in at 81. here's the exclusive seven day forecast, humidity tomorrow, high up to 89. turning more humid by monday, still plenty of sun and 89. cold front moves through monday night, showers and storms. stays stormy on tuesday in at 85. left over shower early on wednesday, otherwise 84. humidity will lower, by thursday, that is a nice day 86. upper 80's as we get in the next friday and sat the day, walter. >> not a bad week. >> not add all. >> thanks, melissa. "action news" at 11:30 continues tonight, shooting after being pick bynum one draft choice by sixers ben simmons suffers a heart breaking tragedy. the his cousin struck and killed by a hit and run driver. jeff skversky has details in sports when "action news" comes right back.
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well, jeff skversky has a check on sports, phillies in action tonight. >> still looking for their first hit tonight, in the first inning against madison baumgartner still needing a hit. san francisco has been a giant pain in the phillies you know what over the last few years. so this should not come at a worst possible time because phillies are a giant mess right now. they have lost ten of their last 11 games. odubel herrera on the bench tonight after another error and bat flip. jer hi hellickson, looking for a a first win in a mom. tommy joseph, yeah, it would have been end of the inning. instead phillies down two to nothing right now, in the top half of the fifth. former philly star pete rose may be banned from the baseball hall of fame bureaus, finally induct in the cincinnati red hall of fame tonight. team was given permission to do so.
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rose says he has been waiting 30 years for this, so have the fans. reds fans gave him a standing ovation and chanted pete, pete, pete for more than a minute. after celebrating the biggest night of his life with his family sixers first round draft pick ben simmons and his family are grieving the looks of his cousin, who was tragically killed overnight. zach simmons, who was by ben simmons side on draft night when sixers made him number one overall pick was kill in the hit and run accident last night in north jersey. simmons posted a picture on twitter and says hearing the news this morning is a reminder to never forget the important things in life. >> along with his message on twitter, saying i am glad i can share this moment in my life with you, rest in peace, much love zachary simmons #rest in peace. flyers general manager ron hextall has been very transparent about his plan in the nhl draft, pick guys can
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score and the flyers scored seven of them. flyers drafted russian center german rubaty, today they pick up passcal, who led his junior team in points and assists. they hand out a weather to this guy later in the second round flyers taking goalie of the year in the western hockey league carter hart, who is men for his vigorous work outs. >> it is no like old day you throw the chubby kid in the net. you have to be in good shape and stay flexible, and i'm honored and excited to go to such a great organization. >> we wanted speed, size and we wanted skill. it is not in every player but we fell like we got all three elements. we had enough picks. so it is easier to kind of zero in on them. >> the flyers could use all of the help scoring right now which is a major issue last season especially in the playoffs. scoring has not been a issue
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for union, still to come in sports, fans in chester are so bumped out tonight, we will be right back.
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